Best Super Bowl Chili Recipe
Serves 8-12 ::: Printer Friendly Version

2T vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb mild ground sausage
4 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
45 oz kidney beans (about 3 small cans) rinsed in cold water and drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can tomato sauce
½ cup granulated sugar
2T Hershey's baking cocoa
1 can/bottle dark beer
1 (5 ounce) can tomato paste
3T chili powder
3T oregano
1t cumin
1t salt
1t coarse ground black pepper

Over medium-high heat, heat the oil in a large heavy pot, add onion, sauté 2-3 minutes and then add garlic and sauté another minute. Add beef, break up and sauté until beef is lightly browned (no remaining red); spoon off excess fat. Stir petite tomatoes, kidney beans and tomato sauce into meat mixture. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar and cocoa. Add beer to this chocolate mixture. With a whisk, blend tomato paste into chocolate/beer mixture and add to meat mixture in large pot. Combine all spices. Add spice mixture to pot. Turn heat up to high until mixture boils. Once chili boils, add lid and turn heat to very and simmer for two hours. Stir frequently every 20-30 minutes. Adjust seasoning.

TIP: Chief Cheese suggests removing lid 30-40 minutes before chili is done. Doing this will eliminate any acid aftertaste from eating tomato sauce.

Serve with shredded cheeses, sour cream, chopped onions and cornbread!

Have a Great Super Bowl Party!

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